Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Next Project on the Needles

Hubby's Pullover, picked out and colors chosen by him. This is the Traditional from "Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified" by Ann Bourgeois of Philosopher's Wool. The fiber is Philosopher's 2 ply worsted in colors Peat, Wine, Anne, Rust, and Yellow. I'm knitting on size 7 needles to get the gauge. After two projects using J&S Shetland, this yarn feels like rope in my hands. It knits up very rapidly, only two evenings into it and the sleeve is half done. The wool is soft and quite heavy.

Pullover Finished

My SFCKAL Traditional Pullover is finished! It was a lot of fun to knit and I have fiber for five more sweaters in baggies waiting in line. The fit is perfect and I had no trouble at all knitting up the sleeves. I used Jamieson & Smith Jumper weight in the following colors:

#81, Charcoal
#27,Medium Gray
#FC6, Lt. Pink Heather
#FC10,Dk. Rose Heather

and one Jamieson Shetland Jumper weight:

#144 Turf

It was knitted on size 5 needles.